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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,452Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 328 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 380 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 501 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 501 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$499K

2014

$543K

2015

$496K

2016

Number of Claims

8,704

2014

9,003

2015

8,452

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

3 9
SIMVASTATIN 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

9 25
SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

10 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

12 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 17
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 6
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

18 103
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
FENOFIBRATE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
GEMFIBROZIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 147
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 59
SYMBICORT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 15
BUMETANIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

32 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 39 97
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 54
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 3, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.